Dear Criminal Justice and Security students,

We are pleased to offer open application for the Eta Theta Chapter. You may apply to the chapter as long as you are an active student in the BSCJA, BSOSM, or MSAJS programs, meet the eligibility criteria, and have not been charged with a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Please review the Application Process on the Student tab to the right.

Membership Requirements

You can become a member of Eta Theta if you are a University of Phoenix student enrolled in a criminal justice degree program at the University of Phoenix and meet the following requirements:

BSCJA Student Requirements

  • Completed 7 core/major courses of the CJA curriculum
  • Cummulative GPA of 3.6 or better
  • Attended class during the calendar year of application, January 1 – December 31

BSOSM Student Requirements

  • Completed 7 core/major courses of the OSM curriculum
  • Cummulative GPA of 3.6 or better
  • Attended class during the calendar year of application, January 1 – December 31

MSAJS Student Requirements

  • Completed 4 core courses in the MSAJS curriculum
  • Cummulative GPA of 3.75 or better
  • Attended class during the calendar year of application, January 1 – December 31

Eta Theta Chapter's GPA Requirements


The Alpha Phi Sigma Web site states that students need to have a 3.2 GPA; however, Eta Theta requirements are higher.


This difference in GPA requirements can be confusing to many students. To become a member of Eta Theta, students must have completed one-third of their total hours required for graduation at their institution. Students must be recommended to the National Honor Society by the Eta Theta chapter advisor – this step will be taken after the application is submitted and reviewed.

Ineligible Students


Please note that students who are currently on Academic Probation or who have had a documented University of Phoenix Code of Conduct violation, at either a local campus or Online, are not eligible for membership in Eta Theta.

Additional Membership criteria are described further at: http://www.alphaphisigma.org

Transferring Membership

Members of Alpha Phi Sigma who are transferring membership from a previous college may transfer their membership to the chapter at their "new" college without paying fees to national headquarters.

The transfer student must present his/her Alpha Phi Sigma Certificate from the previous college to the Campus Representative (CCC). This confirms the student's membership in the National Alpha Phi Sigma.

The chapter advisor at the "new" college will complete the Notification of Chapter Membership Transfer form and send it to national headquarters (no dues required).

  • The "new" college chapter may charge chapter dues/requirements.
  • If the transfer student member wishes a new certificate with the "new" college chapter's name, there is a $10 fee for the certificate.
  • If a membership pin is also requested, a fee of $15 will be required. Only the advisor of the "new" college chapter may order the certificate and pin from national headquarters.

All transfer students must complete at least three University of Phoenix courses at the "new" college/university so they will have the required GPA posted at the "new" college/university.

Because colleges vary on their transfer policies concerning transfer of grades and hours, Alpha Phi Sigma accepts the information on file at your college, which is provided by your college's registrar.